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The chances of getting a shot at a buck like this one, this season, are very goo

The bow season on deer opens Saturday, Oct. 3, and based on what I’ve seen in local sporting goods stores, hunters are gearing up with new bows, arrows, feeders, game cameras and plenty of camo for what is being touted as one of the best seasons we’ve had in years.

Kenny Vaughan reports that his crew, consisting of Faith, Grace, Kennedy and Sno

Last Saturday’s teal season opener was about the best many hunters had seen in years. Based on field reports that I’ve heard, lots of teal began showing up about a week prior to the opener on flooded crawfish ponds and rice fields west of Beaumont and on over toward Winnie.

Kenney Vaughan and his kids hunted on a flooded field near China for the opener, and they had plenty of birds coming to the decoys.

Now is the time to kick off some excellent fishing on Sabine Lake, Sam Rayburn a

September is the month of opportunity for anglers and hunters here in Southeast Texas. It’s got a little bit of everything to offer. On the hunting menu, we’ve got doves, teal, gators and as of Oct. 3, bow hunting for deer comes. On the fishing menu, we’ve got bass, crappie and catfish on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend. Along the coast, trout, reds and flounder are never easier to catch than what you’ll find during September and into October.

One way to beat the heat during August and September is to fish at night aboard

August is among the best months to be fishing the surf for trout and reds on the upper Texas coast. This past week was outstanding with calm winds, green tides and excellent catches of trout by waders and boaters in the surf from the Sabine jetties down to Galveston. Trout were best on topwaters early, then switching over to soft plastics like a 5-inch Egret Wedge Tail, in either chartreuse or pearl. Reds were best on gold spoons worked in the first gut on a green tide.

Dove and teal seasons are fast approaching with the Sept. 1 opener in the Centra

Opening day of the Central Zone dove season is Sept. 1, followed up by the Sept. 12 teal season and the South Zone dove opener Sept. 18. It’ll all be happening before you know it, and that’s why now – as in today – is a good time to start getting everything together.